Ohio, with the postal abbreviation OH is one among the 50 states in the United States, situated in the Midwestern part of the country. Ohio is bordered by Pennsylvania in the east, Indiana in the west, Ontario, Canada in the north, Michigan in the northwest, Kentucky in the south and West Virginia in the southeast. The state is surrounded by the Ohio River, but almost the entire river belongs to West Virginia and Kentucky. The Ohio government is made up of the executive branch, with the Governor as the chief, the legislative division, which includes the General Assembly of Ohio, and the judicial division, with the Supreme Court as the controlling authority. At present, Ohio absorbs 16 seats in the House of Representatives of the United States. The state of Ohio is recognized for its rank as both a bellwether and a swing state in countrywide elections. Ohio is the 34th most wide-ranging, but the 10th most thickly populated and the 7th most crowded state among the 50 states of the country.
Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the union on the 1st of March 1803. The total land area of Ohio is 44,825 square miles, which offers the state an area rank of 34 out of the available 50 states in the United States. In addition, water surface occupies 3,967 square miles of the total area of the state within its boundaries. There are 88 counties in Ohio among which the Noble County was the most recent county formed in the state, in the year 1851.
Consistent with 2010 United States Census information, the population of Ohio was 11,353,140. Among the counties of the Ohio State, the most populous county is the Cuyahoga County with the population of 1,280,122, and the Vinton County is ranked as the least populous county with the population of 13,435.
As of 2010, there are 20 State Electoral Votes in Ohio. The State Quarter issue Date of Ohio is March 18, 2002. The state motto of Ohio is “With God, all things are possible“.
Buckeye State is the nickname of the state of Ohio. The name of the state bird of Ohio is the Cardinal. Ohio buckeye is the state tree of Ohio, and the Scarlet Carnation is the state flower. Columbus is the state capital of Ohio. The Columbus City is the biggest of all cities in Ohio by population, and the same city ranks first in total land area, too. The Marietta City and the Cincinnati City are the oldest cities in Ohio. The Ohio State is served by nine area codes, such as 216, 234, 330, 419, 440, 513, 614, 740 and 937.